The Essential [Conference Visitors’] Can’t-Miss List

The Essential [Conference Visitors’] Can’t-Miss List

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 in Area Fun!, Food & Drink, Local Arts, Local Trips

Every so often, Corning plays host to a large conference like the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference, a 4-day summit featuring hundreds of wine enthusiasts and writers from all parts of the United States and Canada – or the 2016 Glass Art Society Conference, a 3-day experience for visitors from all around the world to meet their fellow artists, […]

Market Street One-Way Win-Win

Market Street One-Way Win-Win

Posted on May 5, 2015 in Food & Drink, Misc, Top Posts, Uncategorized

Spring is finally here, and all of us who have suffered through another long winter long for al fresco everything.  Well, maybe not everything (NSFW). Just the other night I was in Ithaca and stopped to eat at Viva Taqueria.  When I saw how busy & crowded the place was, my first thought was to yell “cucaracha!’ in an […]

Hand + Foot is a reminder that everything is okay

Hand + Foot is a reminder that everything is okay

It was a few years ago on a Friday evening when I learned a valuable lesson about trust. I was driving to New York City to see Harper Blynn and traffic started piling up outside the Lincoln Tunnel. Conceding that my pre-show plans were ruined, I decided to let the night re-plan itself; it was clear that […]

Last Minute Guide to New Year’s Eve

Last Minute Guide to New Year’s Eve

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 in Area Fun!, Food & Drink, Misc, Uncategorized

If you don’t already have plans for New Year’s Eve, and are wondering what your options are, Urban Corning is here to help.  We’ve rounded up your various early, late, and next-day options for ringing in 2015 Cystal City-style. First things first… if you don’t want to drive, or do drive but don’t want to […]

Volo Adds to Market Street Mix(ology)

Volo Adds to Market Street Mix(ology)

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 in Area Fun!, Food & Drink, Misc

When the sign first went up for the new place at 74 E. Market Street, we speculated on the meaning of the name Volo.  Anyone who attended the grand opening last Friday would have a hard time arguing against the Urban Dictionary’s top definition: “a hot spot.” I’m well into my second decade living in […]

Global Taco trucks into my world, and yours

Global Taco trucks into my world, and yours

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Food & Drink

I love tacos. I mean, who doesn’t love tacos? Tacos. Are. Awesome. I am a regular at Market Street’s Fiesta Brava, and I love it. But Global Taco, because I can’t get it easily every day, is more than a meal- it’s an event. And you should find out where it is, and go to […]

Twenty Dollars and Two Hours

Twenty Dollars and Two Hours

Parking in Corning has its limitations and frustrations, but one thing is for sure: when you’re parked on Market Street, you get two hours before needing to move to the next zone. I’ve always wondered what a visitor or tourist is able to accomplish in that amount of time, so I found a test subject […]

The Best Convenience Mart Ever

The Best Convenience Mart Ever

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in Food & Drink, Local News, Uncategorized

You know you’ve been urbanized when 1.3 miles to the grocery store is just too far. The new Riverside Tops opened last week and, already, it’s changing everything. This opening is the second of two long-awaited improvements in the bedroom community that is Riverside/Painted Post, making that gruelling two-mile commute from downtown Corning ever so much […]